(NaturalNews) Moles are one of the most common conditions in the world; everyone has at least one mole while some have up to forty. In the 1950s, a dark regular mole on the cheek was considered to be very attractive and girls would pencil in their own facial mole. These were called beauty spots. Cindy Crawford brought back the fashion with her signature mole on the face close to her mouth. Most moles are harmless and do not have to be removed but many people who have moles on the face feel they are unattractive and so for cosmetic reasons, they look for a safe method of removal.
You might like to try out your own mole removal home remedy. Some of these have been used for hundreds of years.
Apple cider vinegar remedy - wash the mole with warm water for 15 to 20 minutes so the skin around the mole becomes supple. Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and leave it on the mole for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash off with clean water and dry the area completely. Repeat this procedure 4 times a day.
Milkweed herb remedy - apply extract of the milkweed herb made into a tea, and leave it on overnight. After a week's treatment, the mole will whiten and gradually disappear.
Baking soda and caster oil - make a paste with a pinch of baking soda and couple of drops of caster oil and apply to the mole overnight. Repeat every night until the moles disappear.
Garlic - cut a single clove into 2 halves and place a slice on the mole so that the cut side is in contact. Leave overnight tied with a cloth bandage. Within 2 to 3 days, the sulphur-rich juices of the garlic will start to remove the mole.
Tincture of Iodine - a nightly application of this tincture over 2 to 3 days will see the gradual disappearance of your mole.
Roasted pomegranate fruit and lime juice - mix equal amounts of these 2 ingredients into a paste and apply to your moles
for several nights running.
Aloe Vera gel - use by applying to a mole with a cotton bandage and leave for 3 hours so that it is completely absorbed. Then apply more using a fresh bandage. After several weeks, the moles will have gone.
If you want to remove moles using a more conventional method, there are various ways:
- Laser mole removal
is a fairly new procedure which is effective for small facial moles. There is slight discomfort with about a 70% success rate and scarring is possible. It is not the method of choice for deep facial moles because the laser light does not penetrate deeply enough.
- Surgery is another method to remove moles either by excision followed by stitches or by excision with cauterization to burn away the mole. There is some pain involved and the procedure may result in a scar.
- One of the best home remedies for mole removal is the use of natural oils. This is an effective, gentle and safe way to remove moles. Only a few drops are needed per application to start the removal process.
Most moles are benign and normal and do not give any cause for concern. However, sometimes suspicious moles rear their ugly heads and these are the moles that have the potential to turn into melanoma or at worst have already done so. If you have suspicious moles anywhere on your body, get an urgent diagnosis to rule out the possibility of cancerous moles.
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Todd Mumford is staff writer for Amoils.com - a provider of 100% natural treatments
for a variety of conditions - and writes on a wide range of alternative and natural health topics.